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Carol Elizabeth Anderson

September 27, 1928 — October 13, 2023

Sioux City, Iowa

Carol E. Anderson of Sioux City, IA went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 13, 2023. Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Meyers Brothers Funeral Home, Morningside Chapel. Visitation is at 10:00 am with a Celebration of Life at 11:00 am. A light lunch will be served at 12:00 and burial will take place at 1:00. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. Anderson and Florence E. Anderson and brother, Stanley W. Anderson (Arlise). She is survived by two nephews, Tom Anderson (Kathie), Doug Anderson (Amy), and two nieces, Marilyn Feimster, (Jack) and Margene Van Sickle (Greg). There are 7 grand nephews, 3 grand nieces, 4 great grandnieces and 5 great grand nephews. Carol was born on September 27, 1928 in Sioux City, Iowa to John W. Anderson and Florence E Anderson. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics. She ran her own nursery school and was Director of Headstart in Sioux City. She did graduate work at Kansas State and Oregon State. Carol moved to Hartford, Connecticut and taught preschool at the Jewish Community Center in Hartford for 6 years. She returned to Sioux City and was a Kindergarten teacher in the Sioux City Public School System. Carol shared her love of animals, with her students by bringing animals into her classrooms, and visiting nursing homes with her own pets. A Bantam chicken named Henny Penny, was a favorite and remembered by many. Carol retired from the Sioux City Public Schools in 1993. She was a member of First Covenant Church.

Carol spent her retirement, volunteering many hours with various Siouxland Community organizations. Carol loved flowers. She enjoyed people watching and when she saw someone working hard or being kind, she would tell them “Thank you” and give them a Gerber daisy. She enjoyed sending flowers to friends, neighbors, and even businesses, after they sent a kind repairman to fix something at her house. This generosity deemed her the nickname of Miss Daisy from her favorite local florist. Carol also loved to read. Based on her curiosity from the world events of the day, Carol ordered books from her favorite local bookstore so she could learn more. Carol enjoyed reading and learning well into her 90’s. Upon meeting a new person Carol would find out about their interests and many times surprise them with a book. Carol's random acts of kindness were born out of her deep faith in God. There was not a day in her life that was spent without her trust in God to guide her. Carol was a prayer warrior. Her prayers were short and to the point because, "God already knows what our needs are". Carol's life truly lived out the first and second commandment of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31. Thanks be to God. Memorials can be made to Twin Lakes Bible Camp, 5718 Twin Lakes Rd., Manson, IA 50563 or St Croix Hospice, 5710 Sunnybrook Dr., Sioux City, IA 51106

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